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FGB Agenda 23rd March 2016

Castlewood School Governing Body                            

Castlewood Road, Southwester, West Sussex, RH13 9US, Telephone: 01403 734822, Fax: 01403 734978

Chair: Sarah Speed Vice Chair:  Mary Page

Our School’s key strengths:

Care, guidance and support at all levels: Team Work

Creative Curriculum and enrichment opportunities

Positive behaviour – inside and outside of school


Full Governing Body meeting – Wednesday 23 March 7pm


Max Time   Lead

1.     Apologies for absence and Declarations of Pecuniary Interests  2 mins  SS

2.     Approval of FGB Minutes from 3rd Dec 2015 2 mins All Both Part 1 and Confidential Part 2 minutes 

3.     Matters arising from previous FGB meeting on 3rd Dec 2015  5 mins All


Action detail



Diarise for the Summer Term, to confirm whether there are any policies that could be approved in the Housekeeping Meeting held in Sep 2016.



Obtain data terminology/acronyms from MR, and induction terminology/acronyms from JW or WM, and load onto the governor’s website.



Provide an update at the next FGB regarding the Peer Monitoring scheme (Salus) – via the HT report.



JS has requested a report from WSCC re Safeguarding and CP, a further update will be provided at the next Committee meeting in Jan 16.



Email a list of the dates and content of the new Ofsted training courses, to all governors, consider whether this is something that Maria could deliver to the Castlewood governors?



Email the governors re the Locality training at Arunside school and let Shelley Baker know of our attendees.



GK will send BA the Spring Term monitoring visit templates, and BA will email out to the governors with a reminder of who is going where.



- Remind CQ and AG of the Prevent Training requirements.

- Update the Training Record with training completed.


4.     Reporting to the Governing Body     

a)     To receive the report from the Head Teacher and discuss 15 mins JS

-        Please read the report before the meeting and raise questions beforehand.

b)     Link Governor Report – verbal update at the meeting 5 mins WM

c)     Governor visits (formal and informal)  15 mins All/GK

-      Feedback from anyone who hasn’t yet reported back in Committees

-      Summary/Outcomes of Spring Term visits

-      Summer Term teams and pro-formas


5.     Governor vacancies 10 mins SS

-      To include collective skills review


6.     Training Updates:                                                                                                                

a)     Prevent Training  15 mins JS/MR

-      What are the implications for our school to improve further?

b)     Early Help/Holistix (To be carried forward to next term)


7.     Safer Recruitment 10 mins  JS

-      To include review and approval of Safer Recruitment Policy and Checklist


8.     Policies  2 mins  MP/SS

-      Governor’s Code of Practice policy


9.     Paperwork for completion and signing  5 mins BA/SS

-      Governor’s Code of Practice

-      Register of Business Interests and Pecuniary Interests

-      Membership of GB declaration and disqualification document


10.  SEF/Ofsted criteria and evidence from Q&S Committee meeting 5 mins MR/SS

-      Update and next steps


11.  AOB 5 mins All


Additional Meeting Papers provided:

-        Previous meeting minutes (3rd Dec 2015)

-        Heads report – March 2016

-        Safer Recruitment Policy and Checklist

-        Updated Governor’s Code of Practice policy


Date of next meeting:

Thursday 21st April

7pm – Q&S Committee


Thursday 28th April

7pm – Resources Committee



Priorities 2015/16

Embed tracking system

Enable Lower Ability pupils to accelerate

Raise parental expectation



What difference have we made to the school through what we have discussed today?

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